Brandon Golf Course incorporates the naturally curved path of the Big Sioux River along tree-lined fairways and tight, water-laden lies. Players must factor the river and three large lakes into their shot selections on 11 of 18 holes as they drive, chip, and golf-cart joust their way through the course.
Elevated by a ridge above the surrounding terrain, the clubhouse and its sprawling back patio offer sweeping glimpses of the course as it rolls out toward the horizon, a perfect spot to enjoy to pre-round breakfast, post-round drinks, or mid-round arguments about the earth?s flatness at the Fairway View Lounge.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 71 course * Total length of 6,332 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 70.1 from the back tees * Course slope of 110 from the back tees * Three sets of tees per hole * Scorecard
Rocky Run Golf Course takes its name from Rocky Run Creek, the intersecting waterway that enters play on 14 of 18 holes?and more than once on several of the tracks. Golfers become well acquainted with the creek's trickery by time they reach the signature 16th hole, but even then they may fall prey to its deceptive path. The creek intersects play four times on the long par 5?once just below the tee box, twice in the fairway, and once just before the elevated green?making the safest play to skip across a series of lily pads. Golf balls won't be free of the drink until finding the hole on the 18th, allowing golfers to enjoy their own drink at Norby's Bar and Grille and finally coming to grips with flashbacks triggered by running bathwater.
Course at a Glance
The rolling grass greens at Clark Municipal Golf Course lead players through nine challenging holes stretched across nearly 3,000 yards. The course saves its biggest tests for the end of rounds with eighth and ninth holes that measure the longest distances, by far. The par 5 eighth is especially difficult, as it features a sharp dog leg and checks in at 490 yards. To keep spirits high before, during, and after rounds, the facility also has weekly specials, including ladies night on Tuesdays and guys night on Thursdays. The clubhouse, meanwhile, features a fully stocked bar and can be rented for private events to celebrate birthdays or when a new ball develops its first dimple.
Course at a Glance * 9-hole, par 35 course * Total distance of 2,834 yards * Two tees per hole * Course rating of 65.8 * Course slope of 100 * Click here to view the scorecard
Nestled among the roads weaving through the south edge of Colman lies Sunrise Ridge Golf Course, a 9-hole course open to the public from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. The 2,825-yard links challenge golfers and club-wielding gophers to navigate difficult obstacles while attempting to stay under a par 36 goal.